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management agency. does mitt romney still >> eliot: natural disasters can i an unpleasant but strong reminder of the benefits and importance of a strong federal government. just don't tell the republicans. or more specifically mitt romney. here is romney during the g.o.p. primary debates in june of last year. >> fema is about to run out of money, and some people say it's on a case by case basis. how do you deal with something like that? >> absolutely. every time you have an occasion that takes something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go any further and send it back to the private sector that's even better. we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. it is simply immoral in my view. >> eliot: to discuss the federal response to the storm and the on the upcoming elections we welcome minnesota congressman and co-chair of the congressional progressive caucus representative keith ellison. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for inviting me. >> eliot: i don't understand. maybe you can she
's pennsylvania. the romney camp made a $120,000 ad buy yesterday and three super pacs supporting romney have poured $6 million into pennsylvania just this week. why, you might ask? well, it's all part of their plan to quote, expand the electoral map. the president is up by four points in pennsylvania and they are still pouring all of that money into it. the poll out today was a franklin and marshall poll. and david axelrod placed an interesting range isser on whether the participate would take minnesota, michigan or pennsylvania. >> i will shave off my mustache if we lose any of those states. >> jennifer: that put david axelrod on the side of the american mustache lobby. and the american mustache institute put out a statement saying, quote . . . >> jennifer: all kidding aside, the -- honestly -- the very serious nate silver now predicts the president has a 78.4% chance of winning the election. nate silver looks at this huge mess of polls and pulls out which have historically been the most reliable and weighs them based on their representtive sample, and weighs them base
. >> only four days to go until the election and the final push begins. team obama and team romney crisscross the country making their case and trying to pick up every last swing state vote they can. the ground game working around the clock. the air game, in carpet bomb mode. the surrogates, surrogating. two men, four days, and the future of our country at stake. if you're scared, get a dog. >> jennifer: first things first. let's get you up-to-date from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today new york city announced it will not hold it's annual marathon after complaints that it would drain resources from emergency responders. one of the biggest problems facing the area has been a major gas shortage with many of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting tomorrow. and 4.3
to try. governor romney did his best today while he stood sort of oddly smiling and ulterly silent as a heck lir brought the issue to him during his remarks on the storm. [crowd booing] [crowd chanting u.s.a.] >> jennifer: that look on his face, it's as if he was reminding himself of the deal he struck to get this far. that he wouldn't talk about the climate. even though when he was governor he acknowledged global warming as a real problem that requires real solutions. but instead, mitt romney is going to speak only for his corporate funders and the dirty energy empires that many of them run doing what he has to keep the pipelines of oil and campaign cash flowing. and that includes pandering to the far right who shout u.s.a. rather than confronting this frightening reality that we have entered a new normal in which everyday life is punctuated by frequent and intensifying natural climate disasters. and the megaphone of this fringe wing fox news, keeps reinforcing that message. >> where's the proof? these global warming
from the d.n.c., you bad woman. mitt romney's cars get the elevator the workers get the shaft. >> i've seen you arguing on behalf of people who have been standing in line, having had this right stripped from them essentially or at least the ease with which they can access the right to vote. so what has been -- what is going on in ohio? just give it to us straight. >> governor, we know that the republicans here are stuck on stupid and dazzled by d.l. the fact that we would have folks trying to oppress and regress the vote in this state and across the country is shameful. i want you and your you viewers to know the folks in the state of ohio are resilient. i was there yesterday at the polls, i was there for about three hours and saw mothers and fathers, hispanics whites, blacks, everybody there together, lay people, act visits standing in line in the cold with trinkles of water and babies in the arms, standing there to vote. secretary of suppression tried to take away, and all the way to the supreme court trying to take away the last few days of early voting in the state of ohio. it i
they carefully, strategically, dressed up mitt romney as, well, first a conservative in the primary, and then as a moderate and the poor guy, he was mocked cease lesly for being a moral flip flopper. and then what i went to state legislatures and adopted all sorts of laws to limit the vote. and they worked hard at that. but after all of that hard work and frankly after their humiliation in many of their strategies, their plan still didn't work. they still didn't win. so what gives? here is what gives. the people saw through all of it, and yet, the gop still can't seem to come up with a better game plan. today they kept hammering the same old thing. here is dick morris on fox news. >> we need to understand just how weakly this president was reelected. by the skin of his teeth. we need to stand up against this socialist agenda, and stop him from fundamentally changes the united states. >> jennifer: block him at all costs? isn't that exactly why the american people rejected the republican party yesterday? and yet leading conservative thinker, grove norquist actually do
voice heard. >> jennifer: in our visit to crazytown tonight, we would like to offer romney supporters a chance to get out of crazytown, so these driving directions come courtesy of the local traffic reporter in tulsa oklahoma. take a look. >> i know a lot of people said if their candidate lost the election, they would be moving to canada. so let me give you the quickest and most direct ruth. leave out of tulsa here take 75 northbound. when you get into omaha, because for that junction for interstate 29, because you take 29 out of nebraska here that will get you up through south dakota and north carolina and literally i-29 will go to the canada border. they are laughing at me. this is serious stuff. >> jennifer: seriously. please don't go. we need a fully populated crazy town. it keeps the rest of us sane. it has been a long week. a great week for democrats and a bad one for republicans. and nobody better than our own brett ehrlich to put the cherry on top. so shhhh, brett's talking now >>> well election week has come and gone and it's time for a joke dump. ♪ >> this
. and later mitt romney finally got into the white house don't worry, though it was just for a bowl of chili. it's thursday night and we are just getting started stick around. >> jennifer: welcome back inside "the war room." i am jennifer granholm. so the election is long over but the vote counting is is not. and as it stands today the president leads by four and a half million votes. and they haven't even finished counting big big blue california. so does that give him a mandate? i would say so. here to help us breakdown how much of his economic plan he can actually get passed, because of that overwhelming margin of victory, is laura tyson she serves on the president's jobs council, she's the former chair of the your honor council of economic advice ores, also current tv's chair and economic analyst. welcome back to "this week in football." >> pleasure jennifer. >> jennifer: so here we go, i want to yet get your predictions on what the president's plan was today. so the president offered in terms of revenues, brough
was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >> more intriguing details the spy and the biographer and the lady that the biographer didn't like bengahzi and i think peter king is in there somewhere. like sands through an hour glass, so--what? copyrighted, got it. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: this year a record setting 20 women were elected to the senate overall and there will be more women serving in congress than ever before. it's not just family female leaders who are making their voices heard but the female voters who voteed overwhelmingly for president obama. there was a 20-percent gender gap, the largest gender gap that gallop ever recorded. now that we have located 20 women to congress what do we have to deal with? a very public sex scandal. >> general david petraeus resigned citing an extramarital affair. >> jennifer: the country is again 'em broil embroiled in a debate over gender roles power and sex. put on your hat. put on your seat belts. let's take a look at how this story is unfolding as i speak. several months ago fbi agents started investigating harassment allegations aga
candidates opposed green energy loans for electric vehicles, mitt romney was very outspoken. he wanted to do away with the green energy loan programs that funded things like the nissan leaf. in fact, in 2011, the house republicans almost brought the government to a halt because they wanted to cut about 20% of the programs that allows auto companies to retool plants. so you know, there is a lot of members and as you pointed out earlier in the show, this did become, in part, you know, an anti-obama -- because the president has called for a million evs on the road and republicans, you know, opposed it for a lot of different reasons but one was certainly political. >> jennifer: for example the president and ceo of general motors, dan ackerson is a known republican is the auto industry working republicans to get support for electric vehicles and if they are, how come they're not more successful? is there an oil lobby on the other side of this? >> certainly the oil industry is very powerful. they are out lobbying but remembe
romney was not elected. the american people liked most of the president's policies, and they want the government to function. if i were a house member, a republican, and i'm thinking of 2014, i would find a way to come up with real proposals and make meaningful change in the nation's tax code. >> jennifer: they are in a box. if they put a specific proposal on the table for either medicare cuts or specific loopholes they want to close whatever, it means that they're bound to those things. that's why nobody wants to put anything in writing. today speaker boehner appointed candace mill for chair the house administration committee. now all week, we've heard all the theirs were men. do you think this is intended and will quiet down the critics that the republicans weren't living? >> no. i mean, it's a nice gesture. it's wonderful to see another woman in a leadership position in congress, but the republican--enough cannot be said about the fact that they need more women. they need more people of color and you should not have to be called out in the media for lack of female reputation am
. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? unwrap your paradise. soft, sweet coconut covered in rich, creamy chocolate. almond joy and mounds. unwrap paradise. >> you're energized the war room. we don't like war but we do like anything that uses war terminology especially when it comes to politics or craziness. first up, the war on christmas. the fox nation site already that its war on christmas section in fighting shape. headlines like a gender neutral christmas? a swedish toys are us store are trying to be gender neutral showing a boy playing with a doll and a girl a toy gun. oh, my god how will we survive? i guess this is "news" because scandinavia is so close to the north pole and santa claus lives there and a traditional marriage with a man woman and some elves. you can click over to the fox news opinion section with news on the war on people like me, men, the author of how to choose a husband explains this battle of the sexes. if men today are slackers and retreating
romney finally conceded florida today. florida joins seven other swing states in the blue column. just as vice president al gore predicted here "the war room" on tuesday. well-done, mr. vice president. so for all of you keeping score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and square. today, cbs reported a republican adviser said that actually mitt romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss in florida and his florida adviser today expressed regret, telling the "miami herald"... >> jennifer: well, he isn't the only one looking forward to the next fight. washington insiders are ready to rumble over the fiscal cliff and how to keep the country from careening over it, for a sense of what's at stake let's just take a tiny peek over the edge. if congress cannot reach a deal, every tax cut that was enacted since the year 2001 would expire. most importantly th
if governor romney had won half -- i'm flipping to the youth vote or if millennials didn't vote in several states at all, the states would have flipped red. >> i read a column a couple of months ago, long before this whole conspiracy theory started taking over the nation. polling methodology today is still basically set up to undercount people who look like me. it's also low income people and the reason that is the case because most polling is done by phone land lines. how many young people do you know have phone land loans? so i was looking at this data and interviewing pollsters who were acknowledging if you are polling for a race in a retirement community in florida, your number also probably be pretty accurate. so that's why i wasn't completely stunned that the turned out in bigger numbers than anticipated. i interviewed lisa butterfield jones, and she say she wasn't surprised at all. because there wasn't this enthusiasm gap that the rest of the media was covering all year long. >> jennifer: christine and keli are going to stay right where you are. after the br
experience along the way, you can still stay together. yesterday mitt romney went to disneyland, and said this might be the happy us place on earth, but it doesn't even compare to planet culob. and i'm thankful that anderson cooper puts his twitter haters in his place. thanks anderson. i'll treat my haters the same way, as soon as anyone cares enough to hate me. happy thanksgiving. ♪ >> jennifer: all right. everybody thanks so much for joining us here in "the war room." have a great night. have a wonderful thanksgiving, and we here on monday. ♪
. tonight in "the war room," the president speaks directly to the american people. mitt romney let's down his guard among a group of fundraisers haven't we seen this movie before? with much of washington still in the throws of general disarray, the president holds his first post election press conference. as to this mandate business. >> obama: i got one mandate. i got a mandate to help middle class families, and families that are working hard. that's my mandate. >> jennifer: and tax cuts to the rich? >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it. >> jennifer: susan rice has been under assault as of late. >> obama: when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> jennifer: alrighty then. things under control here. we'll just get on back to our regularly scheduled programming. previously on "capitalcapitol affair"." >> obama: general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he serveed this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and hea
like mitt romney says we have health care for everyone that we have a point of reference for what that looks like. what does it feel like? what does it look like to navigate the system? we didn't want to sort of muck things up with the political point of view and felt it would be important to allow the voices -- >> if somebody wants to see the film where do they go? >> we are in limited theetical release. >> can they go on-line? >> they can google the waiting room. >> thank you for coming inside of our war room. we spent a lot of time talking about how hung i affects children. we go to the other end of the spectrum and find the problems just as crippling ask it's a story you will only find in the war room. >> young turks coming up and we have fun republicans coming up. and another had to answer why hes so freaked out by black people in may. awe suspect. and romney going after blacks and hispanic begans and we have bernie sanders on the show. we'll see you there. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic
and then a republican operative who ran mitt romney's super pac. they're going to bring in big donors and give cover to republicans who will support sensible immigration reform. sensible in their minds of course. but here, it takes big donors to make the super pacs go. it will take big donors to provide the political cover. so yeah, in a way, you have donors stepping up and trying to dictate the forward course for the republican party. >> jennifer: do you think that it is a long-term recovery strategy? is the leadership genuinely interested in fresh ideas do you think? >> the leadership is interested in whatever is going to grow their party. whatever is going to make their tent bigger and whatever is going to beat the democratic presidential candidate the democratic senate candidates in elections in years to come. i think that they realize from john boehner the speaker of the house to mitch mcconnell somewhat in the senate. on down, that the kinds of extreme policies that we saw in the republican primary, mitt romney, rick san
to the old system that they changed so that mitt romney wouldn't get appointed to successor to let did he havedeval patrick appoint a successor. >> i was just going to say what do you think patrick will do? >> i think he'll let the process take it. i think he'll serve out his term and move back into the private be world of private enterprise and big money law firms. >> i don't know. i think -- i disagree with you on that. >> you're not buying that. >> i'm not buying what you're dishing out. i think he'll go to the cabinet if not immediately eventually. i think he'll be a great attorney general when holder decides to step down. i think he's going to washington. that's my guess. i have no inside knowledge. charlie pierce, thanks for joining us inside the war room. coming up, out with the old, in with the new or if you'd rather, what old is new again. house republicans elect a fresh set of committee chairs and show they have gotten the message to finally be more inclusive at least one of the 19 males has a goatee. >> plus, they weren't going to change the way they did things for anyone or an
discounting would be available on figurines of mitt romney. >> rumor has it he he's 47% off. >> let's look at hillary clinton looming over a diorama with a baby. it is a tiny baby. almost twice the size of president lincoln. i don't know what to make of that but she's got my vote. and finally if you think of the internet as a labyrinth we have to rely on vladimir putin to be potent. when rumors arose he may have a bad back the kremlin immediately denied them. so did the internet. they released these x-rays and this statement with photographs. you think this guy has a bad back no. this guy has a bad back. that's all of the news that's not quite fit enough to print but definitely fit enough to upload. it is the internet report and i'm done talking now. >> jennifer: all right brett. thank you for the internet report. and thank you all for joining us
're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 times more protection with each hand wash... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house with each spray... those healthy habits start to add up. this season, a good offense is the best defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mission for health. >> you're energized the war room. we don't like war but we do like anything that uses war terminology especially when it comes to politics or craziness. first up, the war on christmas. the fox nation site already that its war on christmas section in fighting shape. headlines like a gender neutral christmas? a swedish toys are us store are trying to be gender neutral showing a boy playing with a doll and a girl a toy gun. oh my god how wil
that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned? >> yeah, look, anytime there's reports and there are as we speak, of making it more difficult for people to vote, whether it be in florida or certain other reports in different states, it obviously raises concerns, both in my capacity as attorney general as well as a strong advocate for this ticket. >> i want to show, you have fought for our nation. you have been somebody who has upheld democracy in other roles. i want to show a quick clip of a wisconsin video featuring you. >> this is about priorities and guidance. president of the united states and my father understand that we need to make sure we honor our commitment to the veterans. >> you're also a jag in the delaware national guard and spent time in iraq. how do you convince members of the armed services, who often vote republican, to vote for your dad and president obama. what's your message to them? >> well, my message to veterans and military personnel all over the country and i just got back from virginia and as you know there is a huge hill tear popula
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